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PBS
Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
. i have to heat with coal. it is cheap and practical. >> and it is terrible for the environment. he is just one of hundreds of thousands of chinese in and around beijing who heat their homes with coal. the smoke from these fires contributes to china's infamous small -- smog. people here go for weeks without seeing the sun. the smell of sulfur lingers in the air and eyes burn from the irritants in the sky. >> the main cause is a tremendous reliance on coal mine in china. power plants burn coal to generate electricity. all of the industry here -- steel, cement, chemical plants -- they all use tremendous amounts of energy generated from burning coal. >> china burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined, and that is ruining the environment here. modern, clean coal plants like this one meet strict standards, but they are few and far between. >> local governments have always looked the other way. many power companies are also the largest tax payers for that region, and an important part of the local economy. politicians do not dare metal with their businesses. we have the
KICU
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
. and in order to get an economy going, you need that type of an environment, so this is a good number. > economics 101. let me ask you about the participation rate. we haven't talked about that. but it is there every month. and there is some significant data there. > > sure. i guess the most significant thing that we are witnessing now is that people are staying in the workforce longer. so if you actually look at people who are above age 65 or even above age 60, you are seeing that they are participating in the labour force much longer than they had in the past. and that is actually a decent thing longer- term. > now, that is not necessarily for economic reasons. we are living longer after all. > > sure. we are living longer, all kinds of factors are weighing in, and i think people are just less confident in retirement, and they want to make sure they still have an income stream. probably some of that even has to do with low fixed income rates these days. in order to collect some income off your portfolio, you need to do other things than just buy bonds. > let me ask you quickly about
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
to be higher? the answer thus far is no. brian is correct a rise in a normalized environment isn't that big. >> have japanese bond rates gone up? >> not meaningfully. in the context t of what's happening they haven't actually done anything. the yen collapsed. interest rates are still low. >> lee munson. sometimes a little easy money isn't a bad thing. here in the united states we have easy money and we have easy profits still going up. i think people are under estimating our story as well, lee. >> i do. larry, i just want you to -- 2013 to be the year you learn to love the fed. i understand why you have perma bowls. the thing we have to remember is what could end this bull market? i don't think it's going to. we have to have the fed start tightening. they are not going to. number two, we have to have an inverted yield curve. there are emerging markets but not in the united states. it's great. so we have to have an over exuberance for markets and we don't. larry, in new mexico i still have to convince people to buy stock as part of a balanced portfolio. so we have japan. it was like this fou
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
and better for the small business. tell me how you find the environment right now for the small business owner and what should the government do now to facilitate more bottom line growth for those businesses? >> i think the government has to look at what is the most direct and em pactful way it support small and midsize businesses. when i look at these businesses, there are some businesses when they are so small that they are no longer viable because of the market environment. those are not the ones we are referring to. we need poor management or otherwise poor credit. we are looking at businesses who may be rely on access to capital as one component of just the ongoing operation of their business. so in answer to your question, the environment is one that still consists of, i guess, limited available liquidity and limited available credit rather for small businesses, often reflected when you look at national federation of independent business surveys. they always tend to be a lot less optimistic an those of the larger companies. >> chris, among the many boards you're on, biggest company
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
, the federal reserve creating this environment where there's few alternatives and it's not necessarily driven by fundamentals. so do fundamentals not matter. >> the fundamentals are still good. we're still looking at fairly attractive, s&p 500, only about 13. i think the fundamentals are there, and the fed hasn't gott gone away yet. the fed hasn't taken await punch bowl yet. >> maria, i would just add that i think earnings have been really very impressive, and that's the big difference in my mind this year versus last year. in addition to all this stimulus, global stimulus, earnings are actually a lot better. i know the expectations were low, but no one was thinking 6% to 7% earnings growth and, okay, fine, revenues are growing at 2.2%, but that tells me margins are actually holding up which is the other case that everyone thought margins were going to roll over, the resiliency in the face of what we just went through in the fourth quarter and i think that's actually very impressive and i think the stocks will continue to work higher as earnings continue to improve. >> you also have to mentio
KICU
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
in volume is really a natural occurrence in this environment. > you are just back from china. what did you find there? > > lots of pollution. i was in beijing for two days. i have been in china numerous times, and this was by far the worst i've ever seen it. but, aside from that, you look at the economy, things are moving. it is bouncing right along, and they are rebalancing the economy. you can see the service sector, the financial sector, different things moving. so i think in general things are moving in china. there is still a lot to be done and a lot of reform to be done, not the least of which is clean air and clean water. but i think these are things, initiatives to look forward to, and other than that, i think china is moving as expected, if not better. > we will take out our pollution put there tim. and what about the united states? what worries you about the market here? > > you know, not a lot worries me right now in this market. it is liquidity-driven. the fed is buying 80% of the treasury, which is unbelievable. i never thought i'd see that. so i think as long as that occurs,
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 4:30pm PST
whyhy away from rapidly growing companies in this environment? >> well, i think what you're seeing is a slow-down in earnings growth. but on the other hand, the economy is doing somewhat better than it was, let's say six months ago. so investors who come into the year looking for very fast earnings growth as justification for their stock prices may be somewhat disappointed. so the economy is getting a little bit better, but wave come out of the recession. we've had a full recovery in profits, so here, going forward, we pect to see slower growth and cnsisncy, think, is the key in that kind of environment. >> tom: you mentioned a full recovery in profits. are stocks, broadly speaking, at this level expensive given the lack of earnings growth that you forecast? >> i don't think they're either expensive or cheap. and the reason i say that is because the standard & poors 500, which is a proxy for the stock market, has about $100 of earnings expected underneath it and it trades at $1500. with the stock market trading at 15 times underlying eaings, that's aut a normal valuation for the ma
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm PST
. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> every single bite needed to be tasted. >> wow. >> it's like a great big hug. >> my parents put chili powder in my baby food. >> everywhere all over the table. >> my stomach is g >>> hi, i'm lesl
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 11:00am EST
in the new product is more expensive than other fluids but safer for the environment. checking the stock, how burton down a little bit today. japan airlines grown in the dreamliner will cost the company nearly 7.8 million in revenue. after a battery united flames and smoke. japan airlines said it would seek compensation from boeing for the lost revenue. they have yet to identify the causally battery problems. and the numbers are in for the super bowl. 48.1, better than ever for the nielsen numbers beating last year's giants and patriots. a great game last night. twitter also exploded, 24 million plus about the game. the peak came at halftime when beyoncÉ was performing. dagen: you would think that is the overall, but some people turn their tv sets off during the power outage because it was such a lead, looks like he was stinking. connell: they say the game with the two quick touchdowns right after the power outage and 28-20, so much for this, i will not go to bed, and it went later than we thought because of the power going out. dagen: a little new orleans voodoo working magic against the ra
FOX Business
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
national debt? with economic growth at best, 3.6%, how will markets behave in that environment? >> i think, overall, the equity markets are looking at substantially lower growth and higher deficits. these negotiations need to work out to be reasonably positive for the financial markets. these projections are really subject to massive change depending on the negotiations. overall, equity investors are basically hunker down for a long period of very slow growth. to, 2.5%. lori: how do you expect markets to react as we go to this budget negotiation? >> equity markets are anticipatory by nature. basically, the report in early december was to ignore these negotiations in washington. i do not think you will see devastating news come out of this process. hopefully we will see something more positive and get on a more sustainable path on the deficit front. in all likelihood, you are not likely to see big changes. lori: what is the best way to be investing around the dow here? >> i do believe that, basically, use pullbacks as a buying opportunity. yesterday was a bit of a reality check for investor
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am EST
as we go through the rest of the year. i mean, we're still in the slow growth environment. we're still deleveraging. we're still dealing with fiscal austerity. i don't think the markets are fully taking that into account right now and investors have to be aware of that. >> so what exactly are you -- would you be telling clients right here? let's say they have been, like a lot of people, heavily into these irisk off bond portfolios. would you keep them there? >> we've been saying the same thing for quite some time right now. the environment we've been in is not one for somebody that's hunkered down, defensive, holding cash in treasuries. you're almost guaranteed to underperforming inflation investing in those things over the last five to ten years. even the shorter term period, you may see bigger puts. equities have a lot of risk to them. what we've been doing is positioning people in the middle of the risk sector. that means lower risk, stable, dividend paying equities, taking risk in your fixed income with high yield bank loans and using unique investment options like secured options
FOX Business
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
too in a negative real interest rate environment but we are a little bit more underweight this year than we were last year just because we think the risk of economic global calamity is certainly less than it was at this time last year. so don't see gold as strong as it was last year. david: kevin, this is what i don't understand about the current market. a lot of people say it is not going to be growing this year as much as it was last year. last year we had all the uncertainty. uncertainty about europe. uncertainty who would get elected in the state. uncertainty if the president was reelected what would happen with taxes. we have a lot of uncertainty nailed down or more or less so. we still have questions about the debt, et cetera. with more certainty now why isn't the market set to increase as much this year as it did last year? >> well, when you get, when you have more risk you have more reward, right? when you have more certainty, certainty l certainly we've seen a rally on that. but we would be surprised we saw the returns for 2013 like we did in 2012 because there was more unc
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
a chaeng, a structural change in the macroeconomic environment to seek lines getting more comfortable about taking more risk and being more active. >> is the biggest risk to activity and confidence going forward in 2013? >> i would say both geopolitical events, i would say, or basically that europe or the u.s. was from the discussions or basically going back to where they were last year. and that would be clearly undermine their confidence. >> your capital levels are very strong. you announced a 50% increase in your dividend payout. now an a lists are expecting even more over the next couple years. they're looking at a dividend yield of anything between a 7% and 9%. is that feasible? >> well, with him ever progress policy, but most importantly, we will have a payout ratio of at least 50% when we achieve our certain percent basel ratio. >> timely, you announced that libor fine in the fourth quarter. was that it in terms of kitchen sinking all the legacy issues? was that it in terms of litigation risks? >> look, i think we made very good progress on addressing many of those issues during 2012
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
that i have. so you have to be honest with yourself, to the company and to the environment. and after five years, it's better for somebody else to take the helm of the company. you have to have a thoroughly debate first with yourself and then with the board and make a decision. i took the decision -- it's hard, you know? it is emotional. it feels like painful, but at the same time, it's better for the company and, therefore, that's what you have to do. >> it's interesting to look at shares of alcatel lucent today responding sharply to the upside. they've been hammered. so some context here. 7.6% with the move. alcatel lucent and bankia. so that's the kind of trading session we're having. >> it's quite interesting to hear from a man who is so honest, to come out and say, you know, it's execution, execution, execution -- >> and i'm not the guy for it. >> and that's not necessarily my strength. the candor, i think, is appreciated on that. it's very rare you hear ceos with that amount of honesty. >> outgoing, too. >>> credit suisse shares moving higher after the bank reported weaker than
CNBC
Feb 10, 2013 7:30pm EST
with that. now is a great time for opportunity. >> what about the idea that the regulatory environment is getting tougher from the epa to the financial regulators, dodd-frank, basel. business faces a different situation than decades ago. >> i don't think so. i remember acquisitions with at&t we didn't know. it was tough. we spent a great deal of time in the political and regulatory part of the business. it was touch and go. i'm not sure it change sod much. >> okay. what about the global story? people say in the last several decades, you know, american business was really riding a wave of globalization. today you're more likely to hear about jobs in buffalo and in michigan than in bangalore, india. are economies looking inward? >> i think so. there are some coming back. that's a good sign. >> you think it's a good sign that it's not the globalization openness we saw a few years ago and now economies are looking inward? >> glad to see us bring jobs back to this country and rethink that. that's helpful. >> final question. what do you drive? you driving a gm? >> i am driving a gtm cadillac
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
are weary. a population explosion could further strain the environment and resources of the already 1.3 billion people who live here. still swb some want to change the policy entirely abandon. after leaving his job, yung protested in the streets, calling for anyone to help him pay the nearly $40,000 fine to keep his second child. he raised the money, but still isn't sure about her future. sooner or later, everyone joins the labor force, he says. cooper will definitely generate more wealth when they consume, ensuring economic growth for future generations. cnbc, beijing. >> knew for more, let's bring in andrew lung of appeared rue lung international consultants. michael curry. andrew, let's go to you, though, on this story. so foxconn potentially seeing its workers form unions. how likely is it in your view? what's the implication of this move? >> well, this is certainly a paradigm shift with a lot of implicati implications, sociopolitical and economic. for example, the chinese government, the leadership would not have allowed this kind of election if not for a deliberate decision. the
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
$84. they talked about payroll tax increases. it is in a more competitive environment. the easy way for walmart is over. a little bit of a pullback is expected. back to you. melissa: thank you so much. a big month in january. we get to the bottom line with elizabeth macdonald. why is this? >> you have been talking about that great rotation. we have not seen a start like this in 15 years. in the month of january alone. it surpasses what happened all of last year combined for all four quarters. the bears have left the building. the s&p forward earnings that we are looking at are still cheap versus the october 27 peak. the s&p 500 was trading at 13. if it hits 14, then you are talking s&p 1600. if it hits 16, you are talking s&p 1700. are we setting up a classic bear trap? that stock has gotten ahead of the economic recovery. we are seeing the togo war on whether or not we will have a downdraft by end of year. melissa: who is winning? >> though bulls are winning for now. if there is a pullback there, you could be in a downdraft air up. melissa: thank you so much. lori: this has been th
FOX Business
Feb 8, 2013 11:00am EST
. a lot of our transactions are coming from the international environment. buyers from brazil, buyers from europe in general. it is definitely helping the florida market. i would say a large percentage. a lot of these deals are coming from people migrating from colder climates. i have a lot of snowbirds coming down here. florida is looking more and more attractive. regard to the luxury market, it is doing extremely well. of course, you do not have the obstacle you have in the lower-priced market because you have a lot of cash buyers. a lot of people who continue to have money. that way you are continuing to see a lot of these bidding wars. dagen: i have heard stories. i have heard stories in terms of miami, particularly. the condo hotels became a very tricky proposition when the financing dried out. are you seeing some of the financing come back for those properties? >> not specifically. a lot of developers are staying away from those properties. i have seen many developers planning new projects. the condo hotel market has really not revamped the same way. you are just being straight up co
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> welcome back, everybody. this is "the kudlow report." i'm larry kudlow. in this half hour, president obama on the campaign trail in minneapolis to promote new gun lawses. he's not going to get the assault weapons ban he wants. he should have gone to chicago where they have a real gun and murder problem. would you put millions of bucks on an investment with only a 20% chance of success? that's what they do when it comes to broadway shows. our own mario bartiromo will go behind the scenes of that world in a primetime special. she'll be here to talk about it. first up, guess what. here's a surprise. president obama wants another big tax hike. he pretends the sequester wasn't his idea. remember, this whole across the board budget cut deadline was his plan going back to 2011. how about that? now the republican house is n
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> we're back with ann coulter, mark hanna and peter suderman. obama awl on night of benghazi attack. they had a 5:00 p.m. meeting, nobody heard from the president after the 5:00 p.m. meeting. the whole benghazi business lasted at least seven hours. now it turns out in other news reports today that there was no hillary clinton from the state department, which is her jurisdiction. panetta didn't talk to the president, panetta didn't talk to hillary clinton. i don't know who he talked to. all i know is nobody saved the four people, we didn't see any american force. what's up with that? >> and it's long after the presidential election has run. i mean, you really wonder if democrats would win any elections if we had an honest media in this country. this is really getting to be a problem. the media is becoming a threat to democracy. t
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
. you are very familiar with these clubs. what is going on here? >> you know, the environment is changed since the 90's gonna in the internet is just taking off. one of the main reasons that existed for clubs, the ability to share the workload, to -- in terms of getting the information in evaluating stocks and finding them and also the cost. that whole dynamic is changed. and so no individual investors can go and do that themselves. however, one of the main reasons for investment clubs still existing is it is a great way to learn about stock investing. you can still share the workload. gerri: does she have it right? >> well, she is right to my think, about the reason why the number of investment clubs is declining. the internet has had a real impact for la but i don't think she is right that is a great way to learn about stocks. all the data i have looked at indicates that the returns of members of investment clubs significantly underperform. it is a nice social way and i can see benefits of people, collegiality and doing something that appears to be productive, but the concept is flawed
FOX Business
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
applebee's and ihop what we were going to do to be successful. we couldn't control the economic environment. we stuck to what we knew how to do best, deliver great food, exceed guest expectations and keep building upon the brands. liz: and deliver it at a price that would be at least focused for somebody who might be unemployed, maybe picks one night a week to go out to dinner. how different is it today, luring people into your restaurant, compared to say just about a year ago? is it easier? i think the environment, and i have said this a million times, is still lumpy and bumpy. unemployment is still high. consumers still have hesitation. certainly with the new tax bracket. i think what is really says is, you have to deliver the absolute best experience that you can and that is exactly what we're doing and obviously today was national pancake day. sort of provides us a unique opportunity because it is number one day of the year. we have people coming into ihop restaurants today than any other day of the year. it is a unique opportunity to showcase the best and brightest. >> you're giving aw
FOX News
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
, in this environment, in a classified environment i can get more specific. >> the targeted killing of americans by the commander in chief, such as the cleric you mentioned, was successly marked for death and was kill. and when pushed to explain how an american can be deemed a threat when there's no specific spell generals to back up that finding such as evidence of an ongoing plot, jay carney reached for the same logic. >> we conduct those strikes because they're necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, to stop slots, preevent future attacks and save american lives. they're legal, ethical, and wise. >> this draft memo concludes the president has the authority without review by the courts or without review by congress, shep. >> shepard: when will they draft a memo that says, rather than picking us up and trying it here in the united states, they can just kill american citizens here at well? >> this is all going to come to a head this week with the confirmation hearings for the new cia director john brennan. in this bipartisan letter, they're urging the president to produce these highly clas
FOX
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ ...it's ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess to look after it. hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapeños, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese. ♪ you're a - a hot mess and that's how i met your mom. ♪ hot mess . >>> good morning, a little break in cloud cover, mostly cloudy day, mainly 50s on temperatures. >>> good morning to you, here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following for you, we are breaking news police in the east bay have made an arrest in the crash that injured a mother and her two children last night. it happened on crest view drive in pittsburgh. alex savage has been on this all morning and
FOX Business
Feb 8, 2013 9:20am EST
to be a safe haven environment for those who want to invest in real estate or buy a place here, to go shopping or hit the trendy restaurants or bars or a show. we're going to have a look for you the next hour of varney about two and a half million dollar apartment, what you get for that kind of money and who is buying these places? manhattan's real estate market is booming. it's a seller's market right now. what does it take? we're going to have the answers to all of that with you, charles, coming up at 10:30 on varney. charles: i can't wait. sometimes i stand in central park and look at the apartments, are there that many rich people out there? i can't wait, sandra, thanks a lot. >> exactly. charles: don't talk about home builders stocks not necessarily on varney, but they've been soaring in the past year, nicole, i know you've got one that's more than doubled. >> i thought you were going to say a manhattan the apartment not everyone is rich in manhattan. >> are you serious? >> yeah, i'm serious, come on, let's get to the stock and we've talked about the housing recovery and what we have seen
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> but they've created this environment for this to happen. what do you mean? that's a risk decision that companies are making for some reason they've decided they need to operate with massive and huge cash balances, okay? and for whatever reason, there have been an absence of investors like iron horn who said, give me back the cash. find a way to redistribute it. i don't know, bob, in terms of macroeconomic development -- >> i think some of the corporate cash comes from firms that have made money and they don't feel like taking risk in this environment. apple is the technology company and i can understand apple's view that they have freedom of cash on the balance sheet. some of this is complicated. some of the cash is overseas, they bring it home, thee incur some tax liability. cash on your balance sheet is freedom. it's freedom from bankers. >> we're going to slip in a quick break. bob, you're going to be with us for the rest of the hour. and i'm going to send it back to pebble beach and the one and only becky quick. >> when we come back, we're talking about putting money to work b
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> u.s. government is suing s&p and its parent company mcgraw hill perhaps for as much as $5 million over its massive ratings mistakes on mortgage bonds and subprime issues. so far only s&p is being sued. while s&p's parent mcgraw hill stock dropped by 24%, moody's is also down by 20% since this news broke. let's ask two key questions right up front. first, is there a smoking gun inside s&p? or is this political pay back for s&p cutting the u.s. debt rating back in 2011? here's what the attorney for standard & poor's floyd abrams told david faber on cnbc earlier today. >> i don't think anyone knows. is it true that after the downgrade the intensity of the investigation significantly increased? yeah. i'm sure the government would say that it had nothing to do with it. we don't know why. >> but it did increase after the downgrade. >> yeah. >> bu
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
environment right now, where are we in terms of trust and sentiment? we've got the libor scandal. we continue to see sort of upsets in the banking world. >> right. >> do you think that a lot has changed, or not? >> it is -- it is had, and i don't think a lot has changed. it's gotten marginally better, but the reforms have been pretty incremental, and most of the dodd/frank rules haven't even been finalized yet so that does concern me, and i think as the public watches this, they are losing confidence in the regulators as well to get this job done. they need to know that the regulatory community is, you know, standing up for them and policing these institutions appropriately, and whether the industry wants to acknowledge that or not, that's in the industry's interest for the public, and their customers to view them as being regulated by people of integrity, so i don't. i'm disappointed at the pace of reform. we haven't seen a lot of changes other than very incremental changes, but i'm hoping that maybe this year will be the year when we can finally get the rules in place, and i'm hoping that t
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
earning their cost of capital yet in what's not a terrible environment. so, what you go for is compensation. it isn't just bigger than any other expense. for some of these, it's bigger than all the other expenses by some measure. the banks have been taking it down, firing people. that's really a tragedy. tens of thousands of people. and some how we seem to miss this and the tragedy there. they've been taking down compensation and they've been deferring out compensation. now, moving toward bond compensation is actually a very good way of reducing risk. equity compensation, which is what we've moved more towards actually encourages risk, in a way, we've been going in the wrong direction. >> do you think, then, that we need to break up the banks and reverse the demise of that in some way? >> well, i think it's all -- look, there's a lot of talk about breaking up banks. i know bob robin said today not break up then banks. for all these wonderful, esteemed very accomplished gentlemen who were in banking some time ago, they're all coming out with an opinion and it's a little l
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
're more bullish about equities. you're in a low interest rate environment, credit spreads are at multi-year lows. and it is a return -- we are looking at a return to growth. what it means in the shorter term, what could be the potholes? italian elections, banking union. we still don't have a banking resolution mechanism on the table meaning that if the ecb takes over, they will not have any authority. we still don't have a single deposit guarantee scheme, meaning that we need to see confidence come back into the markets to encourage depositors to deposit their assets back within the periphery countries. we haven't seen that yet. all of that gives us slight cause for concern. we're growing more cautious shorter term, more bullish longer term. >> gemma thanks for coming on. >>> is linkedin the social stock to own this year? and is the bottom in on apple after the company comments about returning cash to shareholders? we're heading to the floor of the nyse for the answer when we come back. with fidelity's new options platform, we've completely integrated every step of the process, making
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm EST
' money other than stocks because of the low rate environment. andrew, how are you investing right now? >> well, we're probably going to go ahead and move in this market. looks like the pullback is more likely 1650 back to these levels. so more than likely now is probably the time to ease into the market. you've got tremendous momentum and breath here. you're fighting the tape, as they say. this is probably the time to deploy. >> meanwhile, rick santelli, the race to the bottom of the currency markets was interrupted today. horror of horrors. japanese officials saying they don't want the currency to go much lower. and the euro moving higher as well today. >> once you put that machine in motion, i don't know if you can stop it. and bill, i find it so telling you have so much more outrage about a maker's mark liquidity injection than the fed's liquidity injections. >> what's your point? >> that's a story for another day. because that's not good for either. a 20-year chart of the dollar index looks like it's going to be going at these levels for awhile. they look like they're going to sta
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories we care about where we focus on our reporting from the front lines and tonight, we begin with the department of justice. it's filed a civil lawsuit against the ratings agency standard and poor's saying that s&p misled investors. here's what the suit alleges. it says s&p gave high ratings marks to investments that were tied to subprime mortgages and that made them appear a lot safer than they actually were. many believe securities that ultimately went sour like those helped trigger the financial crisis. s&p says the suit is entirely without factual or legal merit but i want to emphasize, this is the first major case brought by the government against the big ratings agencies and it's only a civil suit. the financial crisis was years ago and as of ton
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
toocus on what companies are doing. in this kind of environment, to deliver 5% earnings growth, a substantial improvement from the third quarter and second quarter of last year, i think that's very impressive. and, again, in this kind of tough environment. >> 73% of the companies are reporting and topped earnings. in terms of -- >> lower expectations. >> lowered expectations. >> the nasdaq is suffering its worst drop since november today. let's go live to the nasdaq to see what is behind the move. within the last 30 minutes you could really see a noticeable drop. >> absolutely, scott. just in last 30 minutes we have seen the noticeable pullback in large cap tech. shares have been underperforming the major indices. analysts telling me this is profit taking, especially after the major run-up that we have seen in some of these stocks. dpo google, that's a great example, today bmo capital downgrading the stock saying it is becoming a less compelling opportunity, more investors and that this rotation of capital out of apple could decrease. another loser, oracle, moving lower after a
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
environment get more benign. the interesting thing is the before tax earnings were up about 22% but we paid a higher tax rate. we paid about 34% in taxes. all in all top line strong volume growth. great margin expansion. and the earnings followed that. >> so what about 2013? how's it looks? what would you expect? a lot of analysts out there question whether or not the sustainability of this organic growth is on track. so how do you ensure that it will? >> if you go back the last 18 months we've averaged at the top of our 3% to 5% top line target that we've had with the investment community. 18 months we've done this. as we look into the second half of the year, we're comfortable where the consensus is. 3% growth. we're going to lap almost 6% growth from last year in this period of time. you mentioned the flu at the outset of the session here. the flu is probably about 10% of our growth in the quarter. it wasn't that much, frankly. i think you'll see more of that manifesting itself into february and march. i think we'll feel optimistic. we did take our outlook up on the top line. we were at
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
america, particularly mexico. europe's stabilizing. i say it's good. in that environment, you have -- you have correctly placed your hotels. >> well, it's really interesting. for us, our business is so dependent on economic activity, business confidence and consumer confidence. you're exactly right. january in china our rev par numbers were up 6%. that's after a slow down. the government transitions almost behind us, chinese new year will be behind us. we see china picking up. latin america was the strongest growth region for two years in a row, slowed down last year because of argentina. we haven't talked about africa which is another place where global capital flows are coming in in ways we have never seen before. >> let's talk about china for a moment. we see china as having a big year in 2013. a lot of people had penalized your stock, taken it down to the -- well at that point into the 50s because they felt you were overexpanding in china. you're probably as a percentage of what people are putting their capital in, the highest of any of the companies i follow in terms of commitment to
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
benefits of having this designation. >> how do we fix this? >> we need to focus on creating an environment that fosters competition. ultimately until we have new methodologies like rapid ratings and others approaching the market in different ways, new revenue models, not being paid by issuers where there's a potential conflict of interest but paid by subscribers. all these things need to be fostered and we need to make sure we're not creating barriers that makes small firms say i don't want to be in this market. >> there's so many hurdles and barriers that can't be explained in a 4:00 tv segment. >> i don't like them but have to use them legally because pension funds may have rules that say i can't buy anything unless it's rated by one of the two or big three nrsros. >> really nailed it. >> it's a bizarre circle. >> the public fiduciary and pension funds that have funds that go into the money managers that help prop up the system, you believe the board of trustees of those pension funds or pensioners whose money managed say this does not work anymore and we cannot be relying on these agenc
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
that in a virtual reality environment, we might be more accurate and, my guess is and my hope, reduce complications. >> reporter: the doctor tries to use a neurotouch two or three times a week. >> getting added exposure and early training, being more experienced and come for the in the operating room is beneficial to the patients. >> stop the scenario. >> reporter: training to become a for that row surgeon takes 7 years. the extra practice on the neurotouch may be able to cut down on that time. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >>> when we'll come back, the car park king now has a face. scientist shows us what king richard iii looks like coming up. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on for two whole years. from at&t. call to get u-verse tv starting at just $19 a month with our triple-play bundle. get the same great
PBS
Feb 4, 2013 4:30pm PST
is the cost for that financial crisis solution which is austerity meaning very lackluster economic environment unlikely to see any acceleration there. so look forward is where we see the weaker picture, again not the end of a bull market. i think that that would be only the case if maybe pes were around 17 or 18 where they usually are. still have room ahead. >> let me jump up. let me jump in because we have a less than 30 seconds. you heard suzanne's package, individual investors feel like i have to get into this market because i don't want to miss out. quickly what are you telling your investors what they should do and still be safe about it, real quickly. >> there were good opportunities to buy on the pullback, we don't see a bear market. you want to look to buy industrial stocks from the manufacturing recovery, home builders from that long-term uptick in housing activity, those are good places to add as the market pulls back. >> we'll see how it plays out, thanks. jeff kleintop, chief market strategist at lpl financial. >> tom: stocks weren't the only market seeing some selling pressure. si
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